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Jammin' with Lincoln

Last night, while you guys were watching the worst/greatest debate intro in history, I was attending a piano concert at Edwards Place here in Springfield. 557 more words


Why We Need Black History Month

For the next four weeks we will all be seeing the posts on social media and various blogs and websites: “Why do we need a ‘Black History Month’?” The answers to that question are multiple and should be set out very clearly. 827 more words


What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing - Brian Seibert

I have become addicted to watching tap dancing clips on youtube. It’s owing to Brian Seibert’s fascinating book, What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap… 1,417 more words


Good Advice from Great Artistes - Volume 1

Here, in no particular order, is the first of a series of compilations of other people’s wisdom that I’d like to pass on to anyone trying to get better at their art. 534 more words


'O Cara Armonia' by W A Mozart: the Fernando Sor remix

Picture this: you’re walking down the street in London, with your frock coat swishing around you and your hat at an angle. (Of course you’re wearing a frock coat – it’s 1819) You’ve got to play for your supper at the Churchills’ tonight, but that’s not till later, and they always bring together a fun crowd anyway. 812 more words


Dan Emmett, author of "Dixie," turns 200.

Daniel Decatur Emmett, one of the founders of minstrelsy and author of “Dixie,” was born 200 years ago today. To mark the occasion, I wrote a… 24 more words

Lost Cause

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— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) …

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